Cattle Groups Call for Suspension of Brazilian Imports

Dan Cattle, Exports/Imports, Trade

Last Friday, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) called on Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to immediately suspend all imports of fresh beef from Brazil to the United States. In the letter to USDA, NCBA asked for a suspension until the agency conducts a thorough risk assessment and review of the processes that Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply uses to …


Brazil Beef Exports Returning to the U.S. in 2018

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

A Drovers article says officials in Brazil are still expecting to resume exporting fresh beef product to the U.S. early next year. The Brazilian Ag Minister spoke at a recent news conference, saying that his country expects beef exports to the U.S. will “resume very soon.” However, the USDA still hasn’t commented on whether or not they will lift its …


No Timeline to Restore Brazilian Beef Imports

Dan Beef, Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue met his counterpart from Brazil on Monday to discuss the U.S. ban on fresh beef imports from Brazil. Perdue said the U.S. needs to see more progress from Brazil on beef inspections before the ban would be lifted. A Cattle Network Dot Com article says the ban went into effect on June 22nd as the …


Brazil Hopes to Reverse U.S. Ban on Brazilian Beef

Dan Beef, Industry News Release, Trade

Brazil is seeking to reverse a ban on Brazilian beef imports enacted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture last week. The Associated Press reports Brazil’s agriculture minister will travel to the U.S. to address officials regarding the ban. While the U.S. says the ban will remain in place until Brazil takes corrective action to safety concerns, Brazil says it will …